Directions from Geneva to Besançon

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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Genève to Lausanne 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Lausanne to Mouchard Tgv
  3. Take the train from Mouchard to Besançon-Viotte

$57 - $84

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Dijon Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Dijon to Besançon Ouibus

$10 - $16

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Dijon Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Dijon Ville to Besançon-Viotte Tgv

$27 - $38

Drive  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Besançon 112.1 miles

$24 - $35

Rideshare  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Genève to Besançon 111.3 miles

$13

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Besançon, France?

You can take a train from Geneva to Besançon via Lausanne and Mouchard in around 4 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Besançon via Dijon in around 5 h 2 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Geneve to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$17 - $22
1st Class
$31 - $35
Train from Lausanne to Mouchard
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $33
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $33
1st Class
$47 - $51
Train from Dijon Ville to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$23 - $28
1st Class
$42 - $43
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Mouchard to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$5 - $7
1st Class
$7 - $12
Train from Dijon Ville to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $28
1st Class
$26 - $40
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Dijon
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Dijon to Besançon
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Genève to Besançon
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Geneva and Besançon is 117 km. The road distance is 179 km.

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Besançon is to rideshare which costs SFr 13 and takes 2 h 41 min.

The quickest way to get from Geneva to Besançon is to drive which takes 2 h 11 min and costs SFr 23 - SFr 35.

No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Besançon. However, there are services departing from Genève and arriving at Besançon-Viotte via Lausanne and Mouchard. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 10 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Besançon. However, there are services departing from Geneva - Bus station and arriving at Besançon via Dijon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 2 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to get from Geneva to Besançon, including transfers.